Wednesday, December 19

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Replacing A Failed Drive In A RAID-5 Volume On A LaCie 5big Network 2

1. Check Raid Management in the admin panel.  This will tell you which drive has failed.  The drives are numbered left to right as you look at the back of the device (which is where the drives are).

2. While the device is still powered on, look at the back.  The failed drive will have a red light.  This is the one you want to swap.  It should be the same as the one indicated in Raid Management.  If not, you're probably doing it wrong.

2a. The other drives will have blue lights.  These are the ones you don't want to swap.

3. Turn the device off.  Wait for it to stop blinking and talking to itself.

4. Unplug power and network (and any other) cables.

5. Use a minus screwdriver to unlock the failed drive by turning the little locky thing 90 degrees widdershins.

6.  Pull the drive out and put it somewhere where you won't get it mixed up with its replacement.

7.  Put the replacement into the empty bay.  It will slide right in.  Don't put the bad drive back in; that's unlikely to help.

8.  Use that minus screwdriver to lock the drive in place by turning the little locky thing 90 degrees deosil.

9.  Plug the power and network (and any other) cables back in.

10. Turn the device back on.

11.  Wait for it to stop blinking and talking to itself.  This will take about two minutes.

12.  Log back in to the admin panel and go to Raid Management again.  You will see that the array is still degraded, but the new drive has a little button against it that says "Claim".

13.  Click on the little button that says "Claim".

14.  Your array will now resync itself.  This will take from 6 hours for a 5TB array to 18 hours for a 15TB array.

15. Enjoy!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:46 PM | Comments (37) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 There are two kinds of screwdrivers: plusses and minuses.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, December 19 2012 11:52 PM (+rSRq)

2 Things containing hexagons or pentagons or stars are not screws. They are bolts.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, December 20 2012 12:30 AM (+rSRq)

3 You have to power off the entire box to replace a drive?  ooooookaaaaaaaayyyyyyy.

Posted by: dkallen99 at Thursday, December 20 2012 02:43 AM (2lHZP)

4 How could they have red/green indicator lights if they were powered off? (Did you read it?)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, December 20 2012 04:10 AM (+rSRq)

5 My apologies. Apparently I didn't read it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, December 20 2012 04:11 AM (+rSRq)

6 I don't know if it's hot-swap, I should check on that.  But in my case, I did have to power it off, because I had to pick it up and move it to swap the drive and the cable wouldn't reach.

Also, it lies about the time the resync will take.  It lies by a lot.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 20 2012 05:44 AM (PiXy!)

7 According to the manual, it is hot-swap.  But I wasn't going to count on that when I needed to unplug the unit to move it anyway.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 20 2012 05:51 AM (PiXy!)

8 "Minus screwdriver." 

I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thursday, December 20 2012 01:18 PM (cymHZ)

9 I was more impressed by widdershins & deosil (tho I always saw it spelled deisal or deiseal).

"Plus" and "minus" are the actual names of those in some countries.  Searching nihongodict.com for "screwdriver" finds "マイナスドライバー" (minus driver), for instance.

Posted by: Mikeski at Thursday, December 20 2012 04:18 PM (DU6Ja)

10 Once you've rotated/twisted the minus screwdriver 135 degrees clockwise, is it now a divide screwdriver?

Posted by: dkallen99 at Friday, December 21 2012 02:47 AM (2lHZP)

11 @Steven, comment 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives (I suppose you knew this was inevitable.)
If you touch a plus and a minus screwdriver together, do they annhiliate each other or create a torx driver?

Posted by: RickC at Saturday, December 22 2012 05:03 AM (A9FNw)

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